Route 31 over the Oneida Creek in the Town of Verona will be closed to traffic from Route 316 to Route 46 today through September 30th.

The State Department of Transportation says the closure is necessary to accomodate a project to replace the bridge.

An offsite detour will utilize Routes 316 and 46.

Detour signs and message boards will be in place to direct motorists.

The DOT says the Erie Canal Bike Trial will remain open during the work.